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EPSRC Reference: EP/N002520/1
Title: Engineering Photonics: Sensor and Instrumentation Development and Application
Principal Investigator: Tatam, Professor RP
Other Investigators:
Foote, Professor P Skordos, Dr AA Lawson, Professor NJ
Ford, Dr H Higson, Professor SPJ Charrett, Dr TOH
James, Professor SW Hodgkinson, Dr J
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: Cranfield University
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 October 2015 Ends: 30 September 2021 Value (£): 1,363,268
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Aerodynamics Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
Materials Processing Materials testing & eng.
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Healthcare
Manufacturing
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
20 May 2015 Platform Grant Interviews - 20 May 2015 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal is to provide a platform for our research programmes that develop and apply advanced engineering photonics sensors and instrumentation to provide innovative measurement solutions. These measurements enable advances in engineering and science across multiple areas recognised as strategically important by the UK government. These areas include aerospace, energy, manufacturing, health, environment and transport.

Cranfield's leading research in engineering photonics based sensors and instrumentation, around which this Platform Grant is focused, provides significant added value to all these themes.

The areas of research to be supported under this Platform Grant are:

(i) Optical sensors and instrumentation for aerodynamic applications including evaluation on a flight test platform available owned and flown by Cranfield; a Scottish Aviation Bulldog aircraft

(ii) Optical gas and chemical sensing

(iii) Optical measurement technology for composite material process monitoring, health monitoring and impact detection

(iv) Advanced optical sensors and instrumentation for point-of-care diagnostics

(v) Novel optical instrumentation to support high added value manufacturing

(vi) Sensors based on nano-structured films deposited on optical fibre devices

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